The delight of a cat’s fur

To be clear, the delight is when it’s still part of the cat.  When it exits the cat, it’s something else we won’t be discussing.

My cat, her Calico Highness Bijou, has the kind of fur that I delight in. img_20180721_151556883 It’s short to middling long, very fine and very very thick on her body, giving her a sort of soft fluff.  Petting her is a combination of sensations.

There is the softness that comes from so much fur that it squishes a bit when you stroke her and the silky softness that is inherent to the fineness of it.  When you pet her, she is particularly pleased by rubs around her ears, which means you also get the lovely low vibration of her purrs.  img_20200207_105352

All in all, it’s a tiny moment of delight when she comes up to receive her homage from me.  I can be in a deeply ugly place in my brain and if I can just switch it into being present enough to feel and enjoy the moment with Bijou, life gets just the little bit lighter, that little bit that comes from the delight.

 

6 thoughts on “The delight of a cat’s fur

  1. I know exactly what you mean. Being totally in the moment, the silky feel of the fur and the warm purring lump in your lap is a wonderful thing. Your calico is lovely. I have one of my own (or rather she has me!) and I love just looking at the amazing colors and shapes in her coat.

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